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Public Health (BASc)


Our Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) in Public Health program is concerned with understanding how physical and social factors influence health status, with the aim of identifying and promoting interventions that will reduce disease and injury, prolong life, and improve population health.

You'll examine the impacts of biology, environmental quality, social status, health-care services and government policies on risks to the health of individuals and communities, and gain the research skills necessary to improve our understanding of these relationships.

The requirements to complete this program capture the core material typically associated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health or Life Sciences, and supplement that material with the essential knowledge obtained from a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Studies or Community Health. In addition to the core requirements of the degree, you can customize your program of study by selecting elective courses that best meet your own educational and career goals.

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Public Health

Program Highlights

  • View the Public Health experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • Public Health is a dynamic field and your professors will always integrate the latest scientific advancements and knowledge into their courses.
  • Connect with your fellow students and create opportunities to grow and succeed in your field through the Health Studies Student Association.

Sample Courses

  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Canadian Health Care Systems
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Environment and Health
  • Parasitology for Public Health


  • Admission range of low 70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Advanced Functions, Biology and Chemistry each at 60%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average.
  • More admission requirements, including requirements for transfer students, are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • HL or SL Biology at 3.
  • HL or SL Chemistry at 3.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 24.

Design Your Degree

These are a few academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Leadership Option
  • Criminology Minor

  • Psychology Minor

  • Human Rights and Human Diversity Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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